So summer time is just around the corner and we’re about to start feeling the heat. When you get into your car that has been parked outside in the hot sun in can be 150 degrees in there, and if you just roll down the window it doesn’t really help. If it’s 90 degrees outside, that’s better than 150 but it’s not enough to stay … Continue reading Don’t try this at home-the truth about charging your ac system
It’s the beginning of fall, and time to consider your coolant. This is a good time to think about your engine cooling system. Regular inspections and pressure tests of your cooling system are of utmost importance, as is good maintenance by following the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended coolant change intervals. As time passes, the protective anti-corrosive additives in the antifreeze break down and lose their effectiveness. … Continue reading Happy Fall Ya’ll-Is your coolant ready for cooler temps?
When it comes to brakes, there are no good vibrations. The most likely reason that you feel vibrations through the brake pedal is because a rotor — the rotating disc that the brake pads are pressed against — is unevenly worn, or what some call “warped.” (It’s unlikely that a rotor could truly warp from normal use as opposed to a manufacturing defect, but thinner … Continue reading Not so good vibrations
Understanding The Battery Indicator Light The charging system light or battery indicator light shouldn’t be ignored.. Whenever this indicator light turns on, it means that the vehicle is relying solely on the stored battery power to continue to power all of its electronic components. Unfortunately, this means the car is limited in how far it can travel before the car dies due to lack of … Continue reading Why is my battery light coming on?
Tire rotation is an easy maintenance item that has long term benefits for any vehicle. When properly maintained, tire rotations can improve fuel economy, extend tire life and provide drivers better handling through improved stability. Frequently servicing vehicles with tire rotations is imperative to sustaining tire tread by ensuring all tires are used evenly without excessive wear to one section or another. Normal tread wear … Continue reading Tire Rotations-A cheap insurance to keeping your tires from prematurely wearing out
The Basics Before we dig into the differences between these two forms of oil, let’s review the makeup of each type. Conventional oil is made from extracted and refined crude oil. Additives are included in the formulation of the oil to help boost its heat tolerance, increase its resistance to breakdowns, and ensure that it has the proper viscosity (i.e., thickness and fluidity). Synthetic oil, on the … Continue reading Synthetic oil vs. conventional motor oil
Quicks lubes vs auto repair shops When it comes to an oil change, many drivers head off to quick oil change places to have the work done, a task that could take as little as 10 minutes to complete. We are often asked what’s the difference between going to a 10 minute fast lube shop vs. using a trusted auto mechanic. Let us put your … Continue reading Quick lubes vs. auto repair shops